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The aim of the guide is to help children and youth participate effectively in the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

It shares best practices, tips and tricks, and existing examples on youth activism.

9 January 2012: Rio+twenties, a volunteer-based, youth-led organization working to advance youth participation the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), has developed a “participation guide” to introduce children and youth to the Conference. The guide aims to make the Rio+20 process understandable and give children and youth participants the tools to be involved effectively. It identifies ways to make a difference throughout the process and shares best practices, as well as existing examples of youth activism.

The guid provides an overview of the Rio+20 process, its objectives and themes. It then outlines different roles that children and youth participants can play in the process, offering “tips and tricks” for each role. These include how to make oral interventions, engage in “corridor lobbying” and hold side events. The guide also outlines ways for children and youth participants to engage in the process from home. [Publication: Rio+20 Participation Guide]

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